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by Stan Y.
October 5th, 2020, 3:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

This is the wide version, it is stamped 30cm? We have the 7.25qt regular version that's 28. I didn't get one until I was getting old and didn't understand how essential having one is. I like the taller sides; stews in the oven will caramelize along the sides and add flavor.
by Stan Y.
September 24th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

It doesn't qualify as "go to" since we only did it once - last week my whole family very much enjoyed a Bon Appetit recipe with a five spice - brown sugar rub, and soy hoisin ginger garlic glaze. I expect it would work quite well to add any of the other ingredients folks listed here.
by Stan Y.
September 21st, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2168

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Mitch, I had similar thoughts previously, and again while watching the first two episodes of the new Taco Chronicles season yesterday. Beethoven and tacos??? In case anyone tries to order Snow's, I found (through several hit-and-miss attempts over the past 10 days) that it looks like the ordering wi...
by Stan Y.
September 17th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 67
Views: 2475

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

K&L has a few 97 Potel Bonne Mares left at $139...had a bottle that was superb...so bought another four... If they would ship to me, I'd get a few of those! A couple of folks recommended Chave, I definitely agree with that. Very aromatic and lithe, but if you really dig '90 '95 '00 '05 etc. you may...
by Stan Y.
September 11th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2168

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Well, all I can say is that ain't Lexington bbq. (Just kidding, I am from North Carolina. :-)) Kudos to Snow's for shipping, can't wait.
by Stan Y.
September 6th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hei Uncle Victor...
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Hei Uncle Victor...

He has decent youtube videos linked from there too, I am still laughing at the practicality of a blow torch (and how it looks woking with it), for the folks who don't have a super high output wok burner.
by Stan Y.
September 5th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)

Wanted to add a footnote to this that I haven't seen mentioned before - I just found out they made a skin contact savagnin in 2018, "maceration pelliculaire", and just ordered a bottle to check out. (I also didn't know that the symbol for Arbois is a "heraldic pelican which is called a Pelican in he...
by Stan Y.
September 5th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6360

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Jadot Lambrays Barthod Gonon Hudelot-Noellat Allemand Chave Jamet Vieux Telegraphe Ramonet, de Villaine (tie) I used to have more Burgundy in the top 10 but like Sarah says I can't keep up due to price and we drink more modestly more often. Also, at one time, for the northern Rhone it was just Chave...
by Stan Y.
September 1st, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 39
Views: 2737

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

Thanks to everyone. I have never been fond of carbonara but my wife loves it and therefore she always ended up cooking it. I showed her this thread and I don’t know which recipe or recommendations she used but the improvement was amazing and now I’m craving carbonara. I am envious, my wife does not...
by Stan Y.
August 31st, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glantenay, Glantenay, and Glantenay?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Glantenay, Glantenay, and Glantenay?

I am pretty sure that Georges Glantenay, and Bernard and Thierry Glantenay are two separate domaines. Someone who visits both would need to provide details though.
by Stan Y.
August 27th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 35
Views: 1452

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

French press is a generally terrible technique imo unless you like really robust coffee. But yeah, that fine sludge is too fine of a grind. I'm surprised that nobody has discussed getting a proper grind for a press pot. I don't know of any home grinder that reduces the fines enough (am using a good...
by Stan Y.
August 23rd, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta
Replies: 35
Views: 2055

Re: Favorite Imported Italian Dried Pasta

Martelli, imported by Gustiamo. A local wine shop used to direct import this years ago and even though it costs quite a bit more now, I'll order a case of maccheroni and spaghetti every few months. It has a distinct coarse texture and wheaty flavor that is like some idealized pasta from a dream. And...
by Stan Y.
August 18th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

I didn't get that either, I tried my first one since release fairly recently but it was all structure, still with everything in the right place, just needs time.
by Stan Y.
August 16th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin old bottle
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

Re: Coravin old bottle

Sounds good Rich, thanks for the tip.
by Stan Y.
August 16th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 33
Views: 1428

Re: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese

It depends on the state. Ideal Wine, in Massachusetts, were the first to ship their selections, so the wines arrived a few weeks ago. All but one of our importers have shipped their orders, which should be arriving this month, or, at the latest, in September. Piedmont Wine Imports, in North Carolin...
by Stan Y.
August 16th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin old bottle
Replies: 36
Views: 2499

Re: Coravin old bottle

We bought one a month or two ago on sale. I am quite sensitive to oxidation and have not had acceptable results with any other solution (gas spray, Repour, etc.). But even if I can keep a bottle a few to several days without oxidation with this, highly aromatic wines still lose something. I believe ...
by Stan Y.
August 16th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 33
Views: 1428

Re: 2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Spätlese

Howard Cooper wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 4:06 am
When will the 2019s arrive in the US?
Manhattan Wine Company is showing them as prearrivals arriving August 28th.
by Stan Y.
August 9th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine enthusiast classic vs Eurocave
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: Wine enthusiast classic vs Eurocave

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Why not get the artevino?
I wonder if anyone has ever removed the sliding shelves in a Artevino / Eurocave and replaced with Le Cache style racks, seems like that would be the best of both worlds. The Eurocave shelves would really annoy me.
by Stan Y.
August 2nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)
Replies: 32
Views: 2095

Re: TN: NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé (France, Champagne)

This thread got me to pick up a bottle locally last week. Disgorgement was 2018, maybe May but I don't remember. Drank this with moderately spicy northern Indian food from a place around the corner from the wine shop. No flaws per se, but once it had some air it was quite a bit too sweet for my pref...
by Stan Y.
August 1st, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 570
Views: 35569

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Only the little bitty sizes available. 16 oz on down. I guess that would work for an individual portion. I find myself struggling with the 16 oz as I age. 12oz is the perfect size. Order in. Some 12 oz for me, 20 oz for when I have a guest and a few hangers for good measure. It’s open again with 24...
by Stan Y.
July 31st, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 570
Views: 35569

Re: Another Flannery PSA

New York strips are 30% plus an extra 10% off with coupon code through the 7th. Perfect timing, I only have one 24oz strip left.
by Stan Y.
July 20th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Jamet?
Replies: 30
Views: 1109

Re: Which Jamet?

anything but 09 - that just won't be ready. I just had a 2010 and it was SPLENDID and youthful. 04 is definitely more evolved. Just depends what vintages of chave and how you want to match it. Chaves will be 95, plus some combo of 98,2000, 2001. Allemand I think is 2005 Reynard. With some air that ...
by Stan Y.
July 16th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: The Bottle List (Napa)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Retailer Check: The Bottle List (Napa)

I've had multiple good transactions there. Jason I may be mistaken but you're right down the road from them aren't you?
by Stan Y.
July 14th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 56
Views: 5836

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

Why the f*ck would you pass at those prices Tom? Mainly because I really don't like knowing that a number of other US collectors are getting them via the same distribution channel (except for the retailer) at a fraction of the price I would be paying. I am not going to repeat the data since it was ...
by Stan Y.
July 14th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: One of the best soups Ive ever had: Laotian Pork Belly Curry

I think around the time the BLM stuff came out they got called out on some other discriminatory practices in the management and that was their answer unfortunately.... doesn't change that the soup is delicious though. Not discriminatory practices, instead "allegations of sexual harassment and inapp...
by Stan Y.
June 4th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1392

$260 - Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

2016 Faury VV St. Joseph $40
2016 Rostaing Ampodium Cote Rotie $65
2016 Chave Farconnet Hermitage $75
2016 Clape Renaissance Cornas $80
by Stan Y.
May 16th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 96
Views: 6629

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Trying Martin's recipe with Sarah's recommended Elysian Fields lamb which was beautiful when it arrived; I had never mail ordered lamb and thought it was pretty cool that they would wrap the ends of the bones to prevent puncturing the bag, as well as pre-tie them with butchers twine. elysian-fields-...
by Stan Y.
May 14th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

My southern parents called this 'pigs in a blanket', but they didn't use raisins. Not very Jewish I guess. I'd almost forgotten about this. Pigs in the Blanket in our German family, no raisins. Rick that raises a question - I wonder if this came from my parents' years in Cincinnati immediately afte...
by Stan Y.
May 4th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 570
Views: 35569

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Order in. Good tri-tips at 10 bucks a pound is a deal.
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

Re: Roasted Potatoes

the purpose of the baking soda is to increase the ph and therefore increase browning. that's the whole point of the recipe. I understood that - the article is saying that the the browning isn't directly due to increased pH but rather increases pectin breakdown which produces the slurry on the outsi...
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 2209

Re: Roasted Potatoes

I've never parboiled but got 4 thumbs up yesterday (both kids), thanks for posting. I did not see any need to add baking soda to help rough up the pieces, 5-6 minutes of parboiling and tossing in colander does it just fine. But the Serious Eats suggestion to make a garlic-herb infused oil then add b...
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4288

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

Talk me out of selling my '90s Verset Nathan :-). They're pretty good but $800 good?
by Stan Y.
May 1st, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?
Replies: 90
Views: 4288

Re: When is a Wine Worth Too Much to Drink?

That 30x Burgundy appreciation has made it much easier rationalize spending money on another expensive hobby or two that I take great joy from. When pricing gets that silly I'm not going to enjoy drinking something anyway.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: TN: 2002 Jadot Clos St. Jacques

The '97 is delightful as are the '90 and '93. I haven't had the '02 in a while but I seem to recall liking it quite a bit. I haven't touched my '05s or younger yet. The 1990 was the first Burgundy I bought in quantity, probably went through a case and a half. Just a few years ago I had my last bott...
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2770

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Robert M yers wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 6:08 am
I’m not a wine “newbie”
Newbie wasn't directed at you Robert! I was thinking about Maureen's comment in response to your question. Edit - I see John mentioned Fourrier; the one or two bottles of that I've had seemed like a good counter-example to Barthod, much more accessible on release.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2770

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 5:43 am
I don’t think barthod is that inaccessible, it’s more that it’s mostly out of the OPs price range.
Ok, to my taste then. They always strike me as way more savory and structured vs enjoyable with silky obvious fruit on release that a newbie would appreciate.
by Stan Y.
April 26th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2770

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

Barthod is not for newbies. Care to expand? What couldn’t I understand [scratch.gif] They are built / structured for the long haul, and the few I've tried have had little baby fat on release to make them even briefly approachable. I started buying these late, with maybe 2 cases 2005-2015, completel...
by Stan Y.
April 24th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red Burgundy under $150 ...
Replies: 60
Views: 2770

Re: What red Burgundy under $150 ...

A. & P. de Villaine Digoine, pretty much any vintage. It is charming and while never an earth shattering revelation, if you don't like it, you don't like Burgundy. I think they're usually best 10-12 years from the vintage. You'll get a lot of responses with recommendations for good 1er crus but it's...
by Stan Y.
April 21st, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 16
Views: 1785

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

My southern parents called this 'pigs in a blanket', but they didn't use raisins. Not very Jewish I guess. I'd almost forgotten about this.
by Stan Y.
April 21st, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question?
Replies: 27
Views: 1845

Re: 100 pt DRC question?

edwardmilstein wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 12:38 pm
although lots of the intermediate vintages are drinking really well these day incl 79,80,88,95,00,01,04
Back when I would actually drink this stuff I almost always preferred those intermediate vintages with some age to the heavy hitters, e.g. 1980s were spectacular.
by Stan Y.
April 18th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BEEFER - the Porsche of grills
Replies: 111
Views: 10508

Re: BEEFER - the Porsche of grills

Commerce corner? :-)
by Stan Y.
April 17th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara

I enjoyed a bottle or two of the 2015 (and 2013) a while back, which was not unapproachable, and this seems fairly priced at just over 40 bucks on the east coast, so order is in.
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17594

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Notice the two switches? You can turn the hot plate on/off separately from the main power/brew switch. If you don't like the hot plate you don't have to use it... This is a nit but it looks to me like it's high/low not on/off, at least on the one on drop discussed here (half circle / filled circle ...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos de la Boudriotte
Replies: 48
Views: 1463

Re: TN: 2012 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Clos de la Boudriotte

You guys are enablers. I wasn't planning to buy 2017 pre-arrivals but I've been watching Clos St Jean sell through (gone now), the price was right, and I love his reds. With a little Hudelot-Noellat Vosne as well. Really good $60 wines to drink now or 15-20 years from now.
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 96
Views: 6629

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For lamb, you're probably looking for Elysian Fields or Lava Lake. Those are both superb, and restaurants who source from them quite rightly brag on their menus. Thanks for the suggestion, we're having Elysian Fields loin for dinner tonight. The surprise to me was how beautiful foreshanks with part...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17594

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I prefer a glass carafe that can be put in the dishwasher. No matter what I wash with, I am eventually unable to sufficiently clean thermal carafes by hand. But I agree 100% with not wanting a hot plate - we drink what we make immediately. I've even considered buying my next coffee maker with glass ...
by Stan Y.
April 12th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vitamix Alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Vitamix Alternatives?

They really do work well if you can find one at a price you're comfortable with. Very old-school, no-frills, high-performance power tool. I agree with Matt, get the one with the continuously variable speed control plus high/low switch. (It will train you to return the high/low switch to low the firs...
by Stan Y.
April 6th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread pudding
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Re: Bread pudding

I'm with John and Adam, my favorite is with panettone (add dark chocolate). Krispy Kreme originated here, have a half-life of something like 10 minutes, and are often sold buy one dozen get one free, so that works decently well too. I cracked up the first few times i saw that on menus.
by Stan Y.
April 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Replies: 43
Views: 2301

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots

alan weinberg wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 7:53 am
yes, $1000 a bottle. Bet it’s flying off the shelves. I backfilled 2013 at less than 1/5 that price.
I think I had the 2001 at Ledbury just a few years ago at 1/5 of that price :-).

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